Every year at this time, the U.S. observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW)—promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
A week after a bipartisan majority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressed it had “no confidence” in Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart, the White House reflected a similar perspective.
Yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder announced Administrator Leonhart would retire in mid-May.
This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of the domestic terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
On that tragic day, April 19, 1995, 168 lives were lost, including 19 children, and 680 were injured. Many were federal employees.
The scars of that day still weigh heavily on many in the federal community, and in the American psyche.
The Justice Department works with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other law enforcement partners to enforce the nation’s tax laws fully, fairly and consistently through both criminal and civil litigation.
In a press release issued prior to Tax Day, the Tax Division highlighted several high-level successful prosecutions from the past year.
This week a bi-partisan majority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a statement expressing it had “no confidence” in Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart.
Twenty-two (22) of the committee’s forty-three (43) members, including Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), signed onto the statement.
Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo last week to remind all Justice Department employees that solicitation of prostitutes is prohibited.
The prohibition applies “at all times during an individual’s employment, including off duty or on personal leave, and applies regardless of whether the activity is legal or tolerated in a particular jurisdiction, foreign or domestic,” the memo states.
More than 19,000 firearms were lost or stolen in 2014, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
ATF released its annual Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) Theft/Loss Report for 2014.
Two Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components responsible for enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) reported over $1 billion in counterfeit seizures last year.
A report released last week documented $1.2 billion in counterfeit seizures by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Due to five years of declining budgets and staff at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the tax collecting agency’s Criminal Investigation (CI) Division opened nineteen (19) percent fewer criminal cases in 2014 than the previous year, according to an annual report released this week.
At a time when tax fraud and identity theft are on the rise, IRS-CI has several thousand fewer agents available to pursue criminals and to enforce the nation’s tax laws.
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, federal civilian entities have made investments and improvements to the physical security of their buildings.
Yet the cost of those security enhancements is unknown, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has experienced dramatic transformation since September 11, 2001.
Yet the Bureau “must urgently and boldly accelerate this change,” according to former Congressman Tim Roemer, a member of the 9/11 Review Commission, which released its findings and recommendations last week.
Alleging non-cooperation from the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) into his committee’s investigation of the March 4 incident involving Secret Service agents outside the White House, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) took “the regrettable step” of issuing a subpoena this week for two agents involved with the incident.